EXCLUSIVE: Congressman on Hodgkinson’s Hit List Warns of Rise of ‘Militant Left’ in U.S. Politics

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EXCLUSIVE: Congressman on Hodgkinson’s Hit List Warns of Rise of ‘Militant Left’ in U.S. Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman on Hodgkinson’s Hit List Warns of Rise of ‘Militant Left’ in U.S. Politics

by AWR Hawkins18 Jun 20170 18 Jun, 2017
19 Jun, 2017

During the June 18 airing of Breitbart News Sunday, Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) warned of the rise of the “militant left” in U.S. politics.
On June 16, Breitbart News quoted a Daily Caller report which indicated the Alexandria attacker had an “assassination” list in his pocket, a list which contained the name of Rep. Franks.

While a guest on Breitbart News Sunday, Franks said news of the list has been widely reported, and he does not see a need to try to “characterize the list” because “[he] thinks it has already been fairly accurately characterized.” Moreover, he said he did on want to say anything that “impedes the investigation of the Capitol Police or the FBI.” He added, “I want to be sure they have the opportunity to express the character of the list as they choose because they may have important reasons for doing so.”
Franks then shifted focus from the list in order to talk of causal matters. He said that the attack appears to be “premeditated,” which means “we have devolved to a great point in our society now. To the point where the militant left is out there to the extent that they are willing to shoot people.”

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle then brought up the left’s knee-jerk gun control reaction following the attack. Breitbart News reported on Governor Terry McAuliffe (D), Hollywood celebrities, and gun control proponent Mark Kelly unabashedly pushing gun control following news of the shooting. Boyle suggested the message ought rather be about how good guys with guns stopped the Alexandria attacker in his tracks.
Franks responded, “I think there are very few high-profile incidents in the media lately that have argued more against removing guns from law-abiding citizens than the one that we’ve just been through.” He observed the attacker’s “unlawful” use of his firearm proves he was “probably not what you would call a model citizen.” He added, “The only thing that they kept it from being a mass slaughter there, in my judgment, was the fact that there were good guys with guns there to take the guy down.”
Franks then expressed concern over the rise of the “militant left”:

The militant left here has been outrageous. It’s not conservatives that are going out there burning cars and turning them upside down in universities just because someone is speaking. It’s not the conservatives that are saying “pigs in a blanket” and advocating for the killing of police officers. It’s not the conservatives that are shooting people in the baseball field. This militant left is out of control and I think that the so-called moderates should stand up and eschew this and really call them out in a flagrant way.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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Trump White House Flies POW/MIA Flag on Flag Day

Trump White House Flies POW/MIA Flag on Flag Day
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by Charlie Spiering14 Jun 20170 14 Jun, 2017
14 Jun, 2017

President Donald Trump honored prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, flying the POW/MIA flag above the White House on Wednesday.
The black flag with the silhouette of a soldier by a guard tower and barbed wire honors those soldiers that have not returned from war. The flag was adopted by the National League of Families in 1970.

A White House source cited the 1998 Defense Authorization Act as the reason for the flag placed above the president’s home on Wednesday, as Congress designated Flag Day as a day for the POW/MIA flag to be displayed. All war memorials, major military installations, the Pentagon, and the Capitol are expected to fly the flag on Flag day.

Trump issued a statement earlier today proclaiming June 14 as Flag Day.
“By honoring our flag, we pay due respect to the patriots and heroes who have laid down their lives in defense of the liberty it represents,” he wrote.
The president also said he was “blessed” to share his birthday with the national flag.

“I am blessed to have shared my birthday with the Star Spangled Banner and the U.S. Army for 71 years now,” his statement read. “Again, on Flag Day, I am deeply grateful to live under the red, white, and blue, and all for which it stands.”

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Moscow Seeking Closer Ties with Israel Over Syria

Moscow Seeking Closer Ties with Israel Over Syria

by Breitbart Jerusalem22 Jun 20170 22 Jun, 2017
22 Jun, 2017

The Jerusalem Post reports: Russia wants to increase cooperation with Israel regarding Syria, and would like Jerusalem to use any influence it has to get opposition groups there to lay down arms and enter negotiations, Konstantin Kosachev, a senior Russian parliamentarian, told The Jerusalem Post.
Kosachev, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, was in the country on Tuesday and Wednesday with Viktor Ozerov, the chairman of the Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee, for meetings with the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

In a late night interview Tuesday in his Jerusalem hotel, Kosachev said that Russia’s intervention and actions in Syria serve the interests of other countries in the region, including Israel.

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